Cyber scammer has been charged and arrested for scamming people for Rs 21 crore through work from home scams.
This case is from Gurgaon, where the scammer was working as a vegetable seller for a long time and lost his living during pandemic times and was arrested for scamming people.
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Cyber scammer’s act of scam
Police informed the media that the cyber scammer culprit named Rishabh was arrested from sector 9 and has been directly involved in 37 cases of frauds that were registered in 7 different states and provided assistance in 855 other cases.
The police reported that he was earlier arrested by Uttarakhad police on October 28, through tracing the bank accounts that he had shared with some of the people to transfer money.
Concerned people allegedly reported that Rishabh also worked in routing money to abroad which includes countries like China, Singapore and others through crypto currency.
DSP Ankush Mishra in Dehradun reportedly said that a few years ago he was a vegetable and fruit seller in Faridabad and had incurred losses during covid times and then for next few months after this to sustain his family during the covid times he took up work from home. Then he met his friend who was already invested in such online frauds and in just six months of scamming he was able to net 21 crore rupees.
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How did he scammed people
Firstly the cyber scammer created a fake ID which sounded very similar to some star hotel chain.
Dehradun based business told that he received a message from cyber scammer, Rishabh which provided a work from offer where they just had to write reviews for Marriott Bonvoy and the scammer showed himself as the representative of this.
Then the cyber scammer introduced him to Sonia and then after this she made him join a telegram group named, MARRIOTT BONVOY 558 and persuaded the businessman to invest in developing their website and promised that the returns could run into crores also.
What lured the man was that he initially received payment of 10,000 for writing a review but he had no idea that it was a fake platform and gradually the businessman invested around 20 lakhs rupee and then after a point of time they stopped replying to the businessman’s calls and messages.
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FIR under provisions of the IT Act was filed against him in Dehraadun at the cyber crime police station for scamming and conning people on October 4 and the police traced his bank account details and found that he was based in Gurgaon from there he randomly called people or send them messages with Work from home opportunities for them, those who responded to such messages were scammed into trick.
Police further traced that countries like China, Singapore have gangs in India where they employ their agents and open back accounts where stolen money can be halt sometime and then these get routed to other countries abroad.
Police also checked the details of Rishabh from the Home Ministry’s database and found out that he was involved in scamming people in 10 different states, including Gujarat, UP, Maharashtra, Punjab, Delhi-NCR, Telangana, etc.
Such kinds of scams are on the rise not only in India but globally also and there is a need for the concerned authorities to take proper measures and actions to save innocent people from losing their money in such scams.